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9:45 AM ET, March 24, 2014

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Justin Sink / The Hill:
Obama: Russia will ‘pay a price’  —  President Obama vowed Russia would “pay a price” for its annexation of Crimea as he kicked off a week of talks with European leaders focused largely on the crisis in Ukraine.  —  “Europe and America are united in our support of the Ukrainian government and Ukrainian people,” Obama said.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hot Air
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Tal Kopan / Politico:
Obama in Europe: Unity on Ukraine  —  President Barack Obama said on Monday that Europe and the U.S. are “united” on Ukraine in his first remarks since landing in the Netherlands for a series of talks with European leaders.  —  Obama spoke briefly to the press with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wealth Over Work  —  It seems safe to say that “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” the magnum opus of the French economist Thomas Piketty, will be the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade.  Mr. Piketty, arguably the world's leading expert on income and wealth inequality …
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Washington is headed for disaster: Column  —  New novel spotlights the weakness of our country in the face of crisis.  —  I've just finished reading Bill Quick's new disaster novel, Lightning Fall, and it's got me thinking about national disasters, and what to do about them.
Discussion: Hit & Run
Karen Heller / Philly.com:
The gifts that keep on giving  —  The failed, shuttered, and yet much-debated attorney general's sting against Democratic elected officials is like a poor man's American Hustle, something David O. Russell wouldn't touch with a bad comb-over.  —  It seems so terribly Pennsylvanian.
Discussion: Power Line
Evie Salomon / CBS News:
New research points to Nixon in My Lai cover-up attempt  —  One of the most shameful chapters in American military history, the 1968 massacre of unarmed Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops, just got worse  —  This past week marked the 46th anniversary of the My Lai massacre …
Discussion: susiemadrak.com and Liberaland
Stephanie Simon / Politico:
Taxpayers fund creationism in the classroom  —  Taxpayers in 14 states will bankroll nearly $1 billion this year in tuition for private schools, including hundreds of religious schools that teach Earth is less than 10,000 years old, Adam and Eve strolled the garden with dinosaurs …
Discussion: Mediaite
Peter Baker / New York Times:
3 Presidents and a Riddle Named Putin  —  WASHINGTON — Bill Clinton found him to be cold and worrisome, but predicted he would be a tough and able leader.  George W. Bush wanted to make him a friend and partner in the war on terror, but grew disillusioned over time.
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE - STUDY: OBAMA MOST WELL-TRAVELED, EXPENSIVE PRESIDENT IN HISTORY THROUGH FIVE YEARS  —  President Barack Obama has spent more time traveling abroad than other U.S. president in history at this point in their presidencies, according to a forthcoming study from the National Taxpayer Union Foundation …
Discussion: BizPac Review and Liberaland
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Inquiry Is Said to Clear Christie, but That's His Lawyers' Verdict  —  With his office suddenly engulfed in scandal over lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey two months ago summoned a pair of top defense lawyers from an elite law firm to the State House …
Wall Street Journal:
Apple is in talks with Comcast about streaming-TV service.  —  Apple is in talks with Comcast about a streaming-TV service that would use an Apple set-top box and try to bypass congestion on the Web.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
U.S. sends Osprey aircraft, more Special Operations forces to hunt Ugandan warlord  —  President Obama has ordered a sharp increase in U.S. Special Operations forces deployed to Uganda and sent U.S. military aircraft there for the first time in the ongoing effort to hunt down warlord Joseph Kony across a broad swath of central Africa.
Discussion: The Week, The Daily Caller and Fox News
 
 
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Nilay Patel, No Longer Managing Editor of The Verge, Moves to Vox.com
Gail Collins / New York Times:
This Is What 80 Looks Like  —  ON Tuesday, Gloria Steinem turns 80.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Asma al-Sharif / Reuters:
Egyptian court sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood members to death: lawyer
Discussion: Washington Post
Associated Press:
Death toll rises to 8 in Wash. mudslide
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Scott Johnson / Power Line:
The Post: Depantsed but not deloused
Martin Crutsinger / ABC News:
US Treasury Secretary Lew to Undergo Surgery
Discussion: Politico
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Carter fears NSA is spying on his emails
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Simon Parry / Daily Mail:
Police hunt mystery woman who made final phone call to doomed jet captain as first picture emerges …
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Liz Alderman / New York Times:
Au Revoir, Entrepreneurs
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Wing News
Elias Isquith / Salon:
Rand Paul's “youth” snow job: Why he'll never, ever, ever win over young voters
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Crooked Timber
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz / New York Times:
The Geography of Fame  —  WHERE do the most successful Americans come from?
David A. Fahrenthold / Washington Post:
Deep underground, federal employees process paperwork by hand in a long-outdated, inefficient system
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Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Kasich Declines to Rule Out 2016 Run
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